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Comparative Meanness and vulgarity.

The journals of the large cities are discussing this subject with much vigor. It is of more interest to themselves than anybody else. The New York Herald asserts that in Philadelphia, the committee who had charge of the opera given in honor of the Prince refused to pay the paltry sum of two hundred dollars for the decoration of the opera house, and left Ullman and the opera people to pay it out of their own pockets, and that in Boston the latest "notion," and not the most creditable, was the effort to exclude Governor Banks from any share in the reception of the Prince, and the attempt to lay the responsibility upon the Prince after he had left the country and could not set the matter right.--The Boston and Philadelphia papers retort by blazing away at the snobbishness displayed at the New York ball, and the action of the Common Council with regard to the bill for the Prince's reception, in not only refusing to pay the bill, which was only four thousand dollars, for one of the most splendid demonstrations the city ever witnessed; but exhibiting a degree of insolence and vulgarity which surpassed themselves, one of them calling the young man a "tyrant," and other epithets equally absurd and spiteful. The amount of "envy, hatred, malice and uncharitableness," which the visit of the Prince has elicited is beyond all calculation.

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